Trailer Tire Prices

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ed2hess, May 13, 2011.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    where are they wearing? mine was chopping on the inside and that told me that i was over loaded.. i got mine from lowes on the rim for 200 for the set.
     
  2. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
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    passenger tires have weak sidewalls and the enclosed trailer i haul sways
     
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I can see your point on an enclosed trailer, or a heavy open trailer, or even hauling long distances. But on a 16' open, total weight of 4k lb or so, local routes, I just can't see the point of throwing money down the drain.

    Someone mentioned the tight turns killing the trailer tires. That probably about explains it.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here is the condition of my spare and one of better tires running. By the way to the guy that runs passenger tires I got one of those and I'll show you what it looks like when I take it off. It is in state of co ming apart.

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  5. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    Come on..you didnt plug your tires until recently??? please tell me you sharpen your blades! I cant believe how many commercial guys dont even do that. I have a hard enough time with bills as it is. Can't imagine adding in all those nickle n' dime costs. I had a tire going soft on my F550, went to plug it, found 3 nails. then 2 in one tire on the trailer. it never ends. last fall my newest trailer tire gashed open the sidewall, only a few days old. there is good luck, bad luck, then my luck!
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Saddly I didn't plug tires because discount was doing it free. I realized one day when I had a flat on the Scag that it was a waste of time just plug the dam thing and drive on. I do sharpen blades but I just got a tool for sharpening chain saw blades. Now when I see a nail in a tire I plug it right on the trailer and add a little air. Taking stuff to shops takes tooo much time jsut do it myself, that is why I repair most of my stuff.
     
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I seem to have good luck with tires and usually get good service from them, haven't had to plug a mower tire in a couple of years and truck tires seem to last me about 50K trailers go about 15K. The most I've gotten out of a full set of tires was a set of Michelins on a Freightliner, 330,000 miles, never even had one of them patched.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    The trailer tires go about 5000 miles ......must be the temperture because it sure isn't speed or the load.
     
  9. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well I got to looking at mine today and I've got a nail in one, but it also has developed a bulge in the tread so I'm replacing them as I'm feeling as if its near the end. I still feel as if I've gotten good service out of them with 12,000 miles and in 3 years, also have about 1/4 tread left. I was really hoping to finish the season out on them but its not worth ripping a fender up, or extra down time. I will be replacing them with load range D tires even though its a 7K trailer as they are only $9 more per tire. The total installed with tax is $94 per tire.

    I am also running a much smaller operation than you with me being the main driver of my truck and mowers. Things seem to last longer and get serviced better if you are the one paying for them.
     
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I like my Goodyear marathons the size I get is 225 75 r15 with a D load rating. So 4 can carry just over 10000 pounds. But they cost about 140 dollars a pop around here you can get them cheaper online but how do you get them mounted is the question. But we get 2 seasons a set sometimes a little more so 10-15,000 miles sounds about right. Never fails you buy new tires and almost the same month you come back with a nail in it when you haven't got one in half a year.
     

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